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Boxing Champ Zab Judah Gave Fake Name After Car Crash ... Are You Drunk???

9/20/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Former boxing superstar Zab Judah tried to lie after a Vegas car crash back in January -- claiming his name was "Michael Johnson" ... and the whole thing was caught on video.

The 38-year-old boxer allegedly smashed into another car at 7 AM on January 29th -- and the victim pulled out her phone to document the aftermath.

You can see Judah -- a former 4 time world champ -- in the driver's seat ... slurring his words as he's confronted by the other driver.

When the woman asks for his name, Judah says, "Michael Johnson."

The woman told Judah he "smacked the s*** out of me" and was responsible for the damage and her injuries.

She also told Judah she was calling the police because it was "obvious" he had been drinking. However, we've done some digging and can't find a record of Judah being arrested for DUI on that date.

Sources connected to the incident tell us Judah's insurance company settled with the woman ... and it was only then that the woman learned Judah's true identity.

We reached out to Judah's camp for comment. So far, no word back.

Tommy Lee My Big Hog Saved My Friend's Life

9/20/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0919_tommy_lee_motorcycle_Crash_launchTommy Lee's big ass motorcycle saved a man's life.

A friend and the Motley Crue drummer were hanging in Malibu over the weekend when the friend asked if he could switch motorcycles and ride Tommy's ... which was much bigger.

It was a lifesaving stroke of luck, because minutes later a car rear-ended the chopper, partially crunching it, and the cycle the guy should have been riding would have been utterly destroyed.

Still ... Tommy's friend was rushed to the hospital and sustained multiple vertebrae fractures. He's expected to recover.

#RideOn

Abby Wambach Won't Say If Booze Fueled 2014 Wreck

9/15/2016 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

She's admitted to years of alcohol and Rx drug abuse -- but Abby Wambach is staying mum when it comes to the mysterious 2014 car wreck in which she flipped an SUV and fled the scene. 

We broke the story ... Wambach flipped her Range Rover just after midnight on June 28th, 2014. The car landed on a residential property -- causing damage to the front lawn. 

0503_abby_wombach_car_crash_launchMoments after the crash, a passerby who came upon the flipped car called 911 and said the driver had already left the scene. Abby told cops she walked home because she didn't have her cell phone and wanted to call a tow truck.

Unclear why she didn't flag down a motorist or knock on the door of the home where she flipped.

Despite the severity of the crash and the curious fact she left the scene -- cops say they had no reason to believe Abby was impaired and did not administer a DUI test of any kind.

But now with Abby admitting her life was out of control with booze and prescription drugs -- we had to ask her straight up ... were you intoxicated on the night of the crash? 

Abby has never spoken about the crash to media ... and it's clear, she doesn't want to start now. 

Jerry Heller Heart Attack, Not Car Crash Killed Him

9/9/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0908_jerry_heller_crash_main_wmJerry Heller did not die either directly or indirectly from his car accident last Friday ... the photos make it clear he died from a heart attack ... hours later in a hospital.

TMZ broke the story ... Heller slammed into a minivan in Thousand Oaks, CA after suffering a "medical emergency." TMZ was initially told he was taken to the hospital for injuries, but when you look at the damage to the vehicles, the impact clearly was not that severe.

0908_jerry_heller_crash_SUB_wmFrom everything we now know it appears Heller suffered a heart attack, lost consciousness and the car continued on its path until it hit the minivan. We also know EMTs administered CPR on scene, and he was transported to a hospital.

There's a legal twist to this story. The woman who was driving the minivan almost certainly has no case against Heller's estate, either for her injuries or for damage to the vehicle. A driver is only legally responsible for an accident if he or she committed negligence.

If Heller had a sudden heart attack and had no reason to believe in advance he was unfit to drive, there's no negligence and no liability, either for him or his insurance company.

Lawrence Taylor Pleads Not Guilty to DUI ... In Cop Car Crash

9/8/2016 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0907-lawrence-taylor-gettyLawrence Taylor isn't going down without a fight -- pleading NOT GUILTY to DUI in an incident where he allegedly sideswiped a cop car ... despite the fact cops say he essentially confessed at the scene. 

As we previously reported, LT was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday evening after a lane change gone bad -- allegedly hitting a motor home and a cop car in the process. 

During Taylor's arrest, cops say they asked how much he had to drink and he replied, "Apparently too much."

Cops also say LT reeked of booze and blew a .084 on a breathalyzer taken 5 hours after the crash. 

But despite all of that ... LT's attorney went to court Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea on the NFL legend's behalf to 2 charges -- DUI and not carrying a driver's license. 

No word on when Taylor's due back in court. 

Mike Trout Crash 'ALCOHOL NOT A FACTOR' ... Cops Say

9/1/2016 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0901-mike-trout-getty-01Mike Trout was NOT drunk when he slammed his black Mercedes-Benz into a Chevy late Wednesday night ... officials tell TMZ Sports

We spoke with Officer Olivera of the California Highway Patrol who tells us ... responding officers say Trout did not show ANY signs of intoxication at the scene of the crash and therefore was NOT asked to perform a field sobriety test.

0901-mike-trout-cr-launch-02According to the report, Trout was driving a black 2013 Mercedes on the 55 Freeway near Angels Stadium when he came upon slowed traffic and couldn't stop in time. 

He tried to swerve but slammed into a Chevrolet -- driven by a 27-year-old woman -- which careened into the rear of a 1994 GMC. 

The GMC spun out of control until it slammed into a fence. 

Officials say Trout immediately pulled to the side of the road and checked on the driver of the Chevy, who was later hospitalized with injuries sustained in the crash.

Law enforcement tells us the woman suffered "major injuries but is expected to live."

We're told Trout will NOT be charged with a crime -- but officials will continue to investigate to determine who was at fault so they can pass the info over to insurance companies. 

Long story short ... you can probably expect a lawsuit as soon as the woman gets healthy enough to hire a lawyer. 

Mike Trout Involved In Bad Car Crash ... Escapes Unscathed

9/1/2016 6:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

L.A. Angels superstar Mike Trout was involved in a bad crash in Orange County after his game Wednesday night -- but miraculously, the outfielder was NOT hurt.  

The crash occurred around 8:50 PM -- after the Angels defeated the Reds in Anaheim.  

Officials say 4 cars were involved in the wreck on the 55 Freeway -- very close to the Angels Stadium -- and one car was wrecked so badly, rescuers needed the Jaws of Life to cut one person out their vehicle.

Trout was driving a black Mercedes, which suffered pretty significant damage to the front passenger side. 

0901-mike-trout-accident-scene-twitter-01Two people were hospitalized in the wreck. Unclear how serious their conditions are. 

Trout appeared to be okay ... with Angels general manager Billy Eppler issuing a statement saying, "I have spoken with Mike this evening and he feels fine."

"He is at home with his roommate and is planning on traveling with the club to Seattle tomorrow afternoon. We will update as more information becomes available." 

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the crash. 

In footage obtained by Fox 11's Liz Habib, Trout appears relatively calm at the scene.

Story developing ... 

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Blac Chyna Sued Your Friend, Your Car, Your Problem

8/23/2016 5:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0823-blac-chyna-tmzBlac Chyna sent a woman to the hospital ... at least according to a woman who has now filed suit against the the future Mrs. Kardashian.

TMZ broke the story ... Chyna's friend, Paige Addison, was tooling around in Chyna's BMW back in November when she blew a stop sign and slammed into an SUV and injured 2 people inside. The lawsuit claims Chyna should've known Paige was a bad driver and should never have let her take the wheel.

Paige was charged with felony hit-and-run.

The people in the SUV want medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

We've reached out to Chyna ... so far, no word back.

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Conrad Hilton Sued Vomit-Covered Head-On Car Wreck

8/22/2016 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804_conrad-hilton_tmzConrad Hilton smashed his daddy's Range Rover head-on into another woman -- just a few hours after he dodged jail time for another high-speed wreck ... according to a new lawsuit.

Kelly Auld says Paris Hilton's troubled little bro was driving erratically in the white Range and drifting into her lane. In the docs, she says he accelerated, and clipped another car before smashing into hers.

Auld says in the seconds before the crash, she saw Hilton looking dazed with BOTH hands above his head as he careened toward her. In the suit, she says witnesses saw Conrad throw a bong out his window, and he was covered in vomit when he got out of the SUV.

The vehicle was registered to Hilton & Hyland, Rick Hilton's real estate firm ... according to the suit.

She's done her research too -- Auld points out Conrad entered a court-ordered drug treatment program last year, and had been prohibited from driving.

And get this ... she says the accident happened May 19 -- the day after Conrad struck a plea deal for a 100 mph wreck near Palm Springs.

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Tish & Noah Cyrus Sued Thanks for the Rear-End Now I Can't Get It On!

8/19/2016 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819-noah-tish-cyrus-getty-01Miley Cyrus' little sis Noah was texting behind the wheel and rear-ended a guy who now can't keep the missus happy ... according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

EJ Hawkins is suing the 16-year-old, claiming he was cruising on the 101 in L.A. when she slammed into his car, sending him to the hospital.

EJ claims in addition to the physical pain, he's suffered "loss of love, affection, companionship, comfort, society and sexual relations."

Noah's mom, Tish, is also being sued because she allegedly let her daughter drive the jeep.

Kris Jenner Prius Driver ... She Made Me Homeless

8/9/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0808-kris-jenner-accident-tmzKris Jenner knocked a man right out of his home and onto the street ... but it's not her fault.

Turns out the Prius owner with whom she collided last week was living in his car, and now he's car-less and homeless.  

Jack Way tells us he's an actor/model in the entertainment industry, but work has been hard to come by, and he's been living in his car the last few months to make ends meet.

The Prius was totaled after Jack cut in front of Kris' Rolls at a Calabasas intersection. Here's the problem ... it appears the accident was his fault and he doesn't have collision insurance, and he doesn't have the money to get a new whip.

So, Jack's calling on friends for a place to sleep every night while he regroups.  He even set up a GoFundMe.

He's also lawyering up ... he's been in touch with Larry H. Parker, who gets some people $2.1 million ...

#We'llFightForYou

Stunt Dummy Spills His Brains Out Before Getting to Work

8/8/2016 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0808-sub-dummy-godzilla-tmzThis ain't no stunt -- a dummy's brains were blown to smithereens when the car in which it was riding got in a car wreck.

The stunt dummy was a passenger along with Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei Kitamura -- the man behind "Godzilla: Final Wars" -- when the driver swerved to avoid an object in the road ... then smashed into the center divider on an L.A. street.

The dummy was rigged to have it's brains blown out for a pivotal scene in "DOWNRANGE" ... but the wreck triggered deployment. It'll now take 2 weeks to wrangle a new dummy ... which will set production back $30k.

As for Ryuhei ... he was taken to a hospital but seems to be in good spirits after joking he was offended the insurance company was more concerned about the prop than him. 

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Dennis Rodman Drove WRONG WAY on Freeway in Crash ... Officials Say

8/5/2016 7:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0805-dennis-rodman-TMZ-01Dennis Rodman was driving the WRONG WAY on a California freeway during a July 20th crash ... and then FLED the scene ... officials say. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Rodman was being investigated for hit-and-run after witnesses told the California Highway Patrol they believed the NBA great was driving a white SUV that crashed on the 5 Freeway around 12:30 AM. 

CHP investigators now believe Rodman WAS behind the wheel -- and was traveling northbound while in the southbound carpool lane that night. 

Officials say the driver of a BMW swerved to avoid a head-on collision and hit the center divider. Rodman allegedly left the scene. 

Multiple sources tell us ... Rodman was at a karaoke bar in the hours before the crash. We're guessing officials want to find out if he was drinking. 

TMZ Sports obtained a photo of Rodman at the bar earlier that night holding car keys in his hand. 

0805-dennis-rodman-night-crash-tmz-sports-02CHP investigators are recommending Orange County prosecutors should move forward with charges against Rodman. 

Story developing ... 

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